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Newport County 1-1 Coventry City

Peter Vincenti of Coventry City beats Padraig Amond of Newport County to the ball
Before this season Newport and Coventry had not faced each other since 1961

Newport County dented Coventry City's promotion prospects by holding the in-form Sky Blues at Rodney Parade.

Newport took the lead thanks to a great move involving David Pipe, Matty Dolan, Robbie Willmott and Paul Hayes, with Mickey Demetriou firing home.

Padraig Amond saw an effort cleared off the line and headed against the bar as the Exiles sought at second.

Coventry were second best after the interval but scored on the break through Maxime Biamou on 79 minutes.

Newport County manager Mike Flynn told BBC Sport Wales: "We are very disappointed, the performance was there but an individual mistake has cost us three points.

"We should have won, their goalkeeper was very good, he's got a bright future. We go again on Monday now, we rest up and go again."

Line-ups

Newport

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Day
  • 6White
  • 25O'BrienBooked at 82mins
  • 28Demetriou
  • 2Pipe
  • 7WillmottSubstituted forSheehanat 73'minutes
  • 8Dolan
  • 12Tozer
  • 3Butler
  • 9Amond
  • 39HayesSubstituted forNoubleat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Nouble
  • 13Jackson
  • 15McCoulsky
  • 19Reid
  • 30Bittner
  • 31Sheehan
  • 45Collins

Coventry

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Burge
  • 2Grimmer
  • 5McDonald
  • 15Hyam
  • 24HaynesBooked at 73mins
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forBiamouat 77'minutes
  • 30Bayliss
  • 8Doyle
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forReidat 65'minutes
  • 10McNultySubstituted forPonticelliat 70'minutes
  • 18Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 3Stokes
  • 9Biamou
  • 12Davies
  • 13O'Brien
  • 27Barrett
  • 32Reid
  • 38Ponticelli
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
4,667

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 1, Coventry City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Coventry City 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Dan Butler.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

  5. Post update

    Dominic Hyam (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Delay in match Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) because of an injury.

  7. Booking

    Mark O'Brien (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Mark O'Brien (Newport County).

  9. Post update

    Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Newport County 1, Coventry City 1. Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kyel Reid.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Maxime Biamou replaces Peter Vincenti.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Josh Sheehan replaces Robbie Willmott.

  13. Booking

    Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Frank Nouble (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Haynes (Coventry City).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Mark O'Brien (Newport County).

  17. Post update

    Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Ponticelli replaces Marc McNulty.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Kyel Reid replaces Jordan Shipley.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington38245965402577
2Luton402111882424074
3Wycombe402011973541971
4Notts County401813961421967
5Exeter39206135244866
6Coventry391981248321665
7Lincoln City391713956421464
8Mansfield391615856411563
9Swindon39194166059161
10Carlisle401612125749860
11Colchester401513124944558
12Newport391315114950-154
13Cambridge401412144252-1054
14Crawley40158175057-753
15Cheltenham401212165858048
16Stevenage391112165056-645
17Crewe40134235065-1543
18Yeovil37119174757-1042
19Morecambe39915153848-1042
20Port Vale401012184355-1242
21Forest Green39117214767-2040
22Grimsby40911203261-2938
23Chesterfield3897224168-2734
24Barnet4089233659-2333
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